Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 12 Jul 2014, 17:43

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Jul 2012
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 4

Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2012, 03:10
Thanks in advance for reading this!

Background: 24 year old male from India.

GMAT: 720 (Q51,V36). Gave it recently so still waiting for the AWA+IR scores.

College: Bachelor of Engineering(Electronics and Telecommunications) from University of Pune, India. Graduated in 2010 with an aggregate of 66.8%(Distinction in my university). This may seem low but considering our university gives a distinction at 66% (as compared to 75% in other Indian universities) it is a decent score.

Work Experience: 26 months as on today. Working as a Consultant in one of the Big 4 professional services firms. My work is mostly related to Identity and Access management. We assess and implement Identity Management solutions. In my two years, I have worked on Fortune 500 clients from the US. My projects have been a mix of both technical and strategy work. My current project is a project on the strategy side and I am currently leading a team of 2 people(both Consultants themselves) on my project.

Extracurricular
1. I have a real passion for football. I have pursued the same throughout school, college and now in my current firm. Represent the firm in tournaments and am the captain of the branch I'm in. (Around 7000 people in my firm)
2. I have participated in quite a few extra curricular events in college related to Debates, Improv and Quiz.
3. In charge of managing the inter - college sports fest for 2 years.
4. Have been involved in a community initiative for 6 months regarding computer literacy of underprivileged children.


Target Schools: ISB(Hyderabad, India), Booth, Tuck, Kellogg, National University of Singapore

Post MBA Goal: After an MBA I want to get into strategy consulting. Hopefully something to do with the sports industry.

Now to the questions I have:
1. I've heard that their is a typical Indian Male IT professional stereotype which inhibits my chances at all top colleges. I want to know with my work ex and slightly average score am I being realistic in my schools. Also, please suggest any other schools that I can aim for.

2. Is it true that maximum scholarships are awarded in the first round of applications. Also I have heard that their is a higher chance of rejections in the later rounds.

3. Lastly, and this has been eating away at me for the past few days- Should I retake the GMAT? I feel I can do better in English but realistically I think I could at max get a 740-750. Is it worth it?

Your help would truly truly be appreciated!!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
Stacy Blackman Representative
User avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2010
Posts: 1270
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 13:41
Expert's post
Hi angadgrewal,

Thanks for posting.

Regarding your first question, nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work experience, personal experiences, personality, values and overall story.

For which round to apply to, you should apply when you feel your application is strongest. Ideally this will be in the first round. One thing you should avoid is applying in the final round.

If you believe you can improve your score by 30+ points, then there isn't any harm in taking the test again. Your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score.

Here is some school specific advice for the programs you are considering:

Kellogg: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... n-kellogg/
Booth: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... ago-booth/


Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team
_________________

Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact

Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936
MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant angadgrewal 1 21 Sep 2012, 03:12
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant angadgrewal 1 21 Sep 2012, 03:12
Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant angadgrewal 3 21 Sep 2012, 03:10
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant angadgrewal 3 21 Sep 2012, 03:09
Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant angadgrewal 0 21 Sep 2012, 03:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Profile Evaluation - GMAT -720, Work Ex - Consultant

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: StacyBlackman



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.